NPR News: 09-05-2019 1PM ET
This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like xfinity x. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make wifi simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from n._p._r. News in washington. I'm lakshmi singh. Hurricane doreen which is back down to a cat to is bringing heavy rain wind and suspected tornados to the carolinas and peers jeff brady reports from wilmington north carolina where that state's governor is warning residents to get to safety and stay there as the northern edge of the storm moved up the east coast and into the carolinas overnight cell phones radios buzzed every few minutes with tornado warnings then the heavy rain came wilmington residents are still cleaning up after hurricane florence flooded parts of the city last year with that storm in mind. Carina nunez says she prepared early for dorien. Close the windows with some pieces of wood. <hes> we generating light goes out. Most residents residents here are not evacuating. Mandatory evacuations are in effect only for the barrier islands and some beach communities jeff brady n._p._r. News wilmington north carolina china since florida dodged a major hurricane governor rhonda. Santa says his state is working to make sure the emergency supplies. It's stored up. Don't go back hundreds of thousands of bottles of water for this hurricane season that are gonna expire <hes> when when when the hurricane season ends and so we're not out of the woods with hurricane season obviously we're at the peak but there's obviously the chance we don't have a storm and that water would go to way so we're going to be moving some of that water to the bahamas and the bahamas and desperate need after dory and unleashed unprecedented addenda damage is a cat five storm at least twenty people died eleven. More women reportedly are accusing opera star placido domingo of sexual misconduct. The associated associated press is publishing the allegations that include groping and persistent requests for private meetings last month the a._p. Published similar claims from more than three dozen women in the arts who said they were harassed or a witness inappropriate behavior by domingo in a statement issued by his rep today. The spanish performer and conductor accuses the a._p. Of attempting to paint a misleading this leading picture it states at the new claims are quote riddled with inconsistencies and as with the first story many ways simply incorrect and quote well a new report on business business activity in the services side of the u._s. Economy shows growth picked up last month. N._p._r.'s scott horsely reports. That's in contrast to the manufacturing sector which saw sharp slowdown while factories around the country were hitting the brakes last month. The much larger services side of the economy was stepping on the gas. That's according to a new report from the institute for supply management which which takes the temperature of both manufacturing and service oriented businesses every month service industries do express some concern about the ongoing trade war but the sector so far far is not showing the kind of negative effects of higher tariffs that have weighed on manufacturers service businesses did report slower growth in employment however that's something to watch for when the labor department issues. It's monthly report on job growth tomorrow scott horsely n._p._r. News washington this is n._p._r. News the trump administration's point person tasked with drafting a peace plan between israel and the palestinians is leaving the white house. The president tweeted today. The jason green blatt was pursuing work in the private sector. Europe is expected to be out in the coming weeks. Trump showered praise on green blood who had worked together together with senior. Adviser jared kushner the president's son-in-law on the plan. The white house has said it wants to wait until at least after this month's elections in israel before it unveils the a proposed peace agreement in britain prime minister boris johnson's bad week just got worse. His brother joe has resigned as a member of parliament and the conservative -servative party and as minister in his brother's government n._p._r.'s frank langfitt has the latest brexit political fallout from london joe johnson boris johnson's younger brother says he's quitting because of tension between his duty family and country in a tweet he wrote in recent weeks. I've been torn between family loyalty in the national interest. It's an unresolvable tension attention and time for others to take on my roles as m._p. And minister the political differences between the brothers are well known boris. Johnson helped lead the campaign to leave the european union in two thousand and sixteen while joe voted to remain inside the e._u. Boris johnson who's only been in office for a month and a half lost his first three votes as prime minister this week including one that will block him from crashing the country out of the u. With no deal at the end of october frank langfitt n._p._r. News london bolster by news of a resumption assumption of u. S. china trade talks the major market. Indices are all up one point two percent to one and a half percent. This is n._p._r. This this message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor comcast business gig fueled network solutions that help businesses go beyond the expected to do the extraordinary sorry comcast business beyond fast learn more at comcast business dot com.